The Trim Slice is a tiny $199 desktop computer with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, HDMI output, and a few SD card slots. For a little more money you can get some internal storage, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. While Compulab, the company behind the Trim Slice has been pushing the platform for Linux, or even Google Android, they’ve now shown the little computer running Google Chromium OS.
Google is initially targeting Chrome OS at notebooks, which it called Chromebooks. But the company is also working with Samsung on a Chromebox, or desktop computer running Chrome OS.
Chromium is the open source version of Chrome OS. It doesn’t have some of the built-in hardware security features found in Chrome OS, and nobody’s promising a 10 second boot time for Chromium on the Trim Slice. But if you’re looking for a cheap machine to run the browse-based operating system, they don’t come much cheaper.
Compulab says the Trim Slice can support Chromium OS on an HD display or even dual monitors.
While Chromium is basically an OS that runs one app: a web browser, Google also maintains the Chrome Web Store for web applications that offer a desktop-style experience. There’s also an integrated media player for music and movies, and Google is working to add offline access to Google Docs and other key web apps.
via Netbook News